Paul W. Minnich


  • Dickinson School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Millersville University, B.A., magna cum laude


  • Pennsylvania
  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court of Maryland
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the Fourth Circuit and the District of Columbia


  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Litigation - Real Estate (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
  • Select Lawyer, Polk-Lepson Research Group; Commercial Litigation and General Civil Litigation
  • Pennsylvania Rising Stars (Litigation)
  • Central Penn Business Journal (Forty Under 40)


  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • York County Orphans Court, Rules Committee
  • Maryland State and Baltimore County bar associations
  • Pennsylvania and York County bar associations


  • "Land Use Institute 2020" faculty member, Pennsylvania Bar Institute (September 2020)
  • "Civil Motions Court and Local Rules Compliance", 2018 York County Bar Association Bench Bar Conference (October 2018)
  • "Guardianship Practice and Procedure", York County Bar Association (March 2015)
  • "Risk Management: How to Mitigate Risk", ACC Seminar: What Keeps You up at Night? (September 2013)
  • "Creating A Successful Inside-Outside Counsel Partnership", ACC Seminar: What Keeps You up at Night? (September 2012)
  • "Construction Lien Law Seminar" Lorman Education Services
  • "Pennsylvania Construction Defect and Mold Litigation Seminar" National Business Institute
  • "Operational Considerations for Small Business" Pennsylvania Bar Institute Publication Counseling Small Businesses
  • "Should Punitive Damages be Recoverable from a Decedent's Estate" Dickinson Law Review

Community Involvement

  • WellSpan Health, board member and executive committee member
  • TrueNorth Wellness Services; former board member and board president
  • Crossroads Counseling and Education Services, Inc.; former board member and board president
  • WellSpan Specialty Services; board member and former chairman
  • WellSpan Planning Committee; vice chairman
  • York County Bar Foundation; former board member and chairman
  • MS Leadership Lancaster Class of 2007
  • Leadership York; graduate, former board member
  • York County Law Explorers; former attorney advisor
  • Young Lawyers Division of the York County Bar Association; former board member
  • Statewide Model Guardianship Training and Education Program Advisory Council


  • Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas (1992-1994)

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Paul W. Minnich

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Paul practices commercial, real estate and fiduciary litigation and maintains an active trial practice in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania and Maryland. In 25 years of practice he has handled a wide range of litigation matters including contract litigation, fiduciary litigation, minority shareholder litigation, restrictive covenant and trade secret litigation, insurance and coverage litigation and real estate, eminent domain and tax assessment appeal cases.

Paul also has a significant Orphans’ Court practice handling trust disputes, will contests and guardianship proceedings.

Paul’s practice also includes zoning and land development matters for some of the largest national and regional residential and commercial developers. Paul’s experience includes obtaining variances, special exceptions, conditional uses and other zoning relief.

A native of York, Paul has supported the growth and well-being of his hometown through his active community involvement. Paul serves on the board of directors for various non-profit organizations including social service agencies, and the local bar association. 

In addition to being an active litigator, mentor and adviser, Paul has also been a well-received speaker, delivering presentations on construction, insurance, risk management and fiduciary law issues to a variety of public and private groups.


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